Where Do RN's Earn The Most Money?


 
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By Kelly Gooch

Registered nurses in California and Hawaii earn the highest average annual wage for RNs in the U.S. at $102,700 and $96,990, respectively, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. After California and Hawaii are the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and Oregon.

Here is the average hourly and annual wage for registered nurses in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, based on the most recent BLS data gathered in May 2017, listed in alphabetical order.

Alabama

Hourly: $27.83

Annual Wage: $57,890

 

Alaska

Hourly: $42.07

Annual Wage: $87,510

 

Arizona

Hourly: $36.11

Annual Wage: $75,110

 

Arkansas

Hourly: $28.28

Annual Wage: $58,810

 

California

Hourly: $49.37

Annual Wage: $102,700

 

Colorado

Hourly: $34.89

Annual Wage: $72,570

 

Connecticut

Hourly: $38.56

Annual Wage: $80,200

 

Delaware

Hourly: $35.18

Annual Wage: $73,180

 

District of Columbia

Hourly: $43.32

Annual Wage: $90,110

 

Florida

Hourly: $31.20

Annual Wage: $64,890

 

Georgia

Hourly: $32.09

Annual Wage: $66,750

 

Hawaii

Hourly: $46.63

Annual Wage: $96,990

 

Idaho

Hourly: $31.02

Annual Wage: $64,520

 

Illinois

Hourly: $34.66

Annual Wage: $72,090

 

Indiana

Hourly: $30.02

Annual Wage: $62,450

 

Iowa

Hourly: $27.85

Annual Wage: $57,930

 

Kansas

Hourly: $28.82

Annual Wage: $59,940

 

Kentucky

Hourly: $29.58

Annual Wage: $61,530

 

Louisiana

Hourly: $30.56

Annual Wage: $63,560

 

Maine

Hourly: $31.68

Annual Wage: $65,890

 

Maryland

Hourly: $36.18

Annual Wage: $75,250

 

Massachusetts

Hourly: $42.95

Annual Wage: $89,330

 

Michigan

Hourly: $33.23

Annual Wage: $69,120

 

Minnesota

Hourly: $37.28

Annual Wage: $77,540

 

Mississippi

Hourly: $27.74

Annual Wage: $57,700

 

Missouri

Hourly: $30.43

Annual Wage: $63,300

 

Montana

Hourly: $31.87

Annual Wage: $66,280

 

Nebraska

Hourly: $29.91

Annual Wage: $62,210

 

Nevada

Hourly: $40.86

Annual Wage: $84,980

 

New Hampshire

Hourly: $33.67

Annual Wage: $70,040

 

New Jersey

Hourly: $39.43

Annual Wage: $82,010

 

New Mexico

Hourly: $33.58

Annual Wage: $69,840

 

New York

Hourly: $40.12

Annual Wage: $83,450

 

North Carolina

Hourly: $30.08

Annual Wage: $62,560

 

North Dakota

Hourly: $30.35

Annual Wage: $63,140

 

Ohio

Hourly: $31.49

Annual Wage: $65,500

 

Oklahoma

Hourly: $29.63

Annual Wage: $61,640

 

Oregon

Hourly: $42.68

Annual Wage: $88,770

 

Pennsylvania

Hourly: $33.57

Annual Wage: $69,820

 

Rhode Island

Hourly: $36.85

Annual Wage: $76,650

 

South Carolina

Hourly: $30.59

Annual Wage: $63,630

 

South Dakota

Hourly: $27.41

Annual Wage: $57,010

 

Tennessee

Hourly: $28.87

Annual Wage: $60,050

 

Texas

Hourly: $34.65

Annual Wage: $72,070

 

Utah

Hourly: $30.31

Annual Wage: $63,050

 

Vermont

Hourly: $33.44

Annual Wage: $69,560

 

Virginia

Hourly: $32.69

Annual Wage: $67,990

 

West Virginia

Hourly: $29.03

Annual Wage: $60,380

 

Washington

Hourly: $38.37

Annual Wage: $79,810

 

Wisconsin

Hourly: $33.27

Annual Wage: $69,200

 

Wyoming

Hourly: $31.20

Annual Wage: $64,900



 
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